Single course students

With CBS's single courses you can acquire new competences or enhance your expertise and skills within a specific area.


Each semester, CBS offers a wide range of single courses at both undergraduate and graduate level. All single courses are also offered as electives to full-time students on CBS' undergraduate and graduate programmes, as well as to guest or credit transfer students from other universities. This means that you will be studying with students from both CBS's bachelor or graduate programmes as well as other credit transfer students and single course students. 

You will find the biggest selection of courses in the autumn semester, when fulltime CBS students are also taking their electives.

Here you can find a list of all offered courses at bachelor level and graduate level: 

As a single course student, you also have the opportunity to apply for a so-called minor, which is an complete package of courses within a particular academic field.

Read more about Minors


    You do not have to meet any specific entry requirements to be enrolled as a single course student. 

    However, there may be certain academic qualifications necessary in order to complete the course. We therefore recommend that you read the course description to assess whether you have the academic qualifications to complete the course. If you do not complete the course, you cannot get a refund for your payment. 


    You have to pay a tuition fee in order to take a single course. The tuition fee covers the teaching and two exam attempts within the same exam period.

    Single courses  Price DKK Price EUR
    Courses at bachelor and graduate level - 7.5 ECTS 6,000 DKK 800 EUR

    Not an EU/Swiss citizen?

    If you are not an EU/EEA/Swiss citizen, and if you have any of the following residence permits for Denmark (or other nordic countires: Sweden, Norway, Island, Greenland, Faeroe Islands), you will be charged the same price as EU/EEA/Swiss citizens:

    • "Permanent opholdstilladelse" - permanent residence permit in Denmark
    • "Opholdstilladelse med mulighed for varigt ophold" - residence permit with a view to permanent residence in Denmark
    • "Opholdstilladelse jævnfør EU-opholdsbekendtgørelsen" - residence permit in Denmark according to the EU/EEA regulations
    • "Opholdstilladelse som medfølgende barn" - residence in Denmark as acoompanying child (the documentation must state that you are "medfølgende barn" - the text "medfølgende familie" is not sufficient)

    If you are not an EU/EEA/Swiss citizen and do not have any of the residence permits mentioned above, the tution fee is: 

    Single courses Price DKK Price euro
    Course at bachelor level - 7,5 ECTS 12,000 DKK 1600 EUR
    Courses at graduate level - 7,5 ECTS  15,000 DKK 2000 EUR 



    You pay through CBS's digital payment portal. 

    Once you have registered for the course, we will send you an email with access to CBS's digital platforms and information about how to pay. Here you can also see the payment deadline. 

    Timely payment is a prerequisite for you to attend classes and exams. If you fail to meet the deadline, you will be de-registered from the course and lose all access to CBS's digital platforms. 

    You should also note that a refund of the tuition fee is not possible unless the circumstances are extraordinary, such as cases of severe illness.

    Classes and exams

    All single courses are offered as either quarter courses or semester courses. You can find a general overview of teaching and exam periods here:

    Autumn Teaching Exams
    Q1: 1st quarter week 35 to 43 week 43/44/45
    Q2: 2nd quarter week 44 to 51 week 1/2/3
    Semester week 35 to 51 December/January
    Spring Teaching Exams
    Q3: 3rd quarter week 5 to 12 week 13/14/15
    Q4: 4th quarter week 14 to 21  week 22/23 
    Semester week 5 to 22 May/June 
    Teaching and timetable

    See the preliminaryPDF icon timetable for all electives and single courses. 

    When you have registered for the course, you will get access to your own personal timetable. 

    If you are you taking a mandatory course offered as an elective, you can see when the teaching takes place once you are registered for the course.

    Please note that the timetable may be subject to change after it is published, so you should keep yourself updated by checking it regularly.

    Exam dates

    You can find the exam dates for the courses you are registered for in Digital Exam by the beginning of the semester:

    • 1 September for the autumn semester
    • 1 February for the spring semester
    Exam attempts

    As a single course student, you have 2 exam attempts in total - one ordinary exam and one exam retake. 

    The retake is typically 1-2 months after the ordinary exam 

    Once you are registered for the course, you can see when the retake is held in Digital Exam by the begininng of the semester.

    If you have used both exam attempts and wish to get more attempts, you can register and pay for the course the next time it is offered. After this, you will get access to teaching and two additional exam attempts. 


    You will receive a diploma for each course that you complete.

    Please note that you cannot obtain a complete diploma for a bachelor's or master's degree through single courses. 



    Read more about Registration and deadlines 


    In some courses there is a limited amount of places. Therefore, we cannot gurarantee, that you will get a place in the courses you register for. 

    If there are more applicants than there are places, we distribute the available places by drawing lots.


    Do you wish to withdraw from one of the courses, you must contact us on:

    The deadline for withdrawal from courses is: 

    • Autumn semester: 1 September
    • Spring semester: 1 February

    As a single course student, you will receive a diploma for the individual courses you complete. Please note, that you cannot obtain a complete bachelor's or master's degree from CBS through single courses.